Mademoiselle Boleyn by Robin Maxwell

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When her father is assigned the task of spying on the French Court, the charming and sweetly innocent Anne Boleyn is delighted by the thought of a new adventure. And she is not to be disappointed, for her beautiful sister, Mary, has been handed a mission: to let herself be seduced by the King of France in order to uncover his secrets.

Mesmerized by the thrilling passion, intrigue, and betrayal that unfolds, Anne discovers the power of being a woman who catches the eye of a powerful king. And, as she grows into a beautiful young woman, she undergoes her own sexual awakening, each daring exploit taking her one step closer to the life that is her destiny.


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ROBIN MAXWELL grew up in New Jersey, graduated from Tufts University School of Occupational Therapy, and practiced in that field for several years before moving to Hollywood to become a parrot tamer, casting director, and screenwriter. Working for the major studios and networks, she wrote comedy, drama, and even feature animation for Disney. Maxwell is the author of several historical novels featuring powerful women, including the award-winning Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn, now in its 22nd printing, and Signora Da Vinci. Her books have been published in England, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Indonesia, Hungary, Portugal, Czech Republic, the Ukraine, Japan and all the Spanish-speaking countries in the world. Maxwell lives in the high desert of California with her husband, yogi Max Thomas. Vist her Online at
Published October 17, 2007 by NAL. 372 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Maxwell’s prequel to her first novel (The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn, 1997) explores Anne’s upbringing far from England, geographically and culturally, first in the Netherlands and later in France, where Anne, age nine, and her older sister, Mary, are sent to serve Mary Tudor, reluctant bride of...

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Before Anne Boleyn was the Queen of England, before she was the mother of the beloved Queen Elizabeth I, before she charmed King Henry VIII into divorcing his first wife to marry her, before she was branded “The scandal of Christendom”, and before she was beheaded by her husband, she was just an ...

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Mary spends her time cruelly sublimated, while Anne befriends the king’s erudite sister Marguerite, and more fancifully, an elderly Leonardo da Vinci, who teaches her the importance of observation and imparts advice on how she might save herself from François’s satiric advances.

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Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII and the mother of Queen Elizabeth I, has been much maligned by history and unfairly so.

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Author Robin Maxwell writes this second novel about Anne Boleyn explaining her interest in the historical figure being due to Anne's reputation as "...

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